NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 7: Lenting

Today’s National Poetry Writing Month prompt asks us to use a news headline as a jumping off point. I chose to go with the one about the chap giving up solid food (and subsisting on beer only) for Lent this year. Enjoy:

The body aches
for absolution,
for forgiveness
and release from
the weight
around my waist,
this man born
by past seasons
of surfeiting.
So I offer this,
a libation of liquid
to quell the sounds
of my inner monologue.